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A food delivery person wears a protective face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they do a pick up in Yaletown in Vancouver, Thursday, December 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

REVERSE ANGLE: Premier’s pot-shot at young people aging poorly

Yes, some are breaking the rules, but most 20- to 39-year-olds just trying to get by

A food delivery person wears a protective face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they do a pick up in Yaletown in Vancouver, Thursday, December 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Sometimes it takes awhile to discover who you truly are. Treking through fireweeds in Haines, Alaska, helps. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Liam’s Lowdown: It’s important to be true to oneself

After 31 years, I’m finally ready to admit I am a summer child

Sometimes it takes awhile to discover who you truly are. Treking through fireweeds in Haines, Alaska, helps. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
A social media scam has been targeting Keremeos residents, say police. In one case, the scammer even created a fake profile of a relative. (File photo)

Henderson: Leaving the world of the online tarring and feathering

Social media shaming as justice democratized is destroying lives and improving nothing

A social media scam has been targeting Keremeos residents, say police. In one case, the scammer even created a fake profile of a relative. (File photo)
The Beatles landing in the U.S. in 1964. (Contributed)

Knox: Hint, his name’s not Greg

Can you name all four Beatles? Your credibility in life may depend on it

The Beatles landing in the U.S. in 1964. (Contributed)
In the final leg of this pandemic race, as we await vaccinations, it’s a good time to reflect on the maybe not-so-obvious silver lining of the COVID-19 crisis. (Francisco Seco/AP photo )

Shykora: Yes, there’s a silver lining to the pandemic

At the risk of drawing ire, it’s a good time to consider an important lesson from COVID-19

In the final leg of this pandemic race, as we await vaccinations, it’s a good time to reflect on the maybe not-so-obvious silver lining of the COVID-19 crisis. (Francisco Seco/AP photo )
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Arendt: Coping with 1,116 pages of the democratic process

Lengthy agenda packages are cumbersome, but also a sign of government transparency

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An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. Photo: Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News

Barron: Will the world ever be the same again?

I’ve heard many people say that they can’t ever see themselves in a crowded room

An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. Photo: Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News
In B.C., it is against the law to text, email, talk or otherwise hold an electronic device in the hand while operating a motor vehicle, including while the vehicle is stopped at a red light. We all know this, so why do so many of us still do it? (Drivesmart)

Simpson: What do pets, bras, cereal bowls and novels have in common?

They can cost you a lot of money and even kill someone if not handled safely and responsibly

In B.C., it is against the law to text, email, talk or otherwise hold an electronic device in the hand while operating a motor vehicle, including while the vehicle is stopped at a red light. We all know this, so why do so many of us still do it? (Drivesmart)
A gate closes off a forestry service road near Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Kitteringham: Vancouver Islanders need the Right to Roam

Change the law and give people the right to explore unhindered

A gate closes off a forestry service road near Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Claxton: Governments, do not mess up our vaccinations

We’re almost out of this, you better not fail now

A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Luckily, camping in the front yard doesn’t require a lot of supplies. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: So, moms and dads, is Spring Break breaking you, too?

You can only achieve balance by dropping balls on both sides

Luckily, camping in the front yard doesn’t require a lot of supplies. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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EDITORIAL: Early detection the key to treating colorectal cancer

Setting up a screening could save a life

  • Mar 19, 2021
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The little Monstera leaf that could. (Submitted photo)

Schisler: Canada’s vaccine rollout is turning over a new leaf

That doesn’t mean that it’s going to grow as quickly as we might like

The little Monstera leaf that could. (Submitted photo)
Aerial view of Mount Cain. (Submitted photo)

ICET’s VOICES presents: Jennifer Lash talks Mount Cain

ICET’s VOICES is a space for grant recipients to speak about their projects.

Aerial view of Mount Cain. (Submitted photo)
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Itkonen: No, Dr. Seuss has not been cancelled

Curation is not cancel culture

  • Mar 15, 2021
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Last March, a group called Hearts of Okanagan started with the idea of putting up hearts in our windows in an effort to show we are in this together even though we were isolated at home at the time. Painted rocks started showing up all over the community with messages of hope. (Facebook)

COLUMN: We have lost so much in the last year, but hopefully not our hope

It might be at the fringes of our hearts right now, but hope is there

Last March, a group called Hearts of Okanagan started with the idea of putting up hearts in our windows in an effort to show we are in this together even though we were isolated at home at the time. Painted rocks started showing up all over the community with messages of hope. (Facebook)
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Barker: I swear I am not demonstrating esquivalience

Why I love learning new words, even fake ones

  • Mar 11, 2021
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A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
Aquaculture employee, Michelle Franze, poses with a comment that she received on social media. Facebook group Women in Canadian Salmon Farming started an online campaign #enoughisenough to highlight the harassment they were facing online after debates about Discovery Islands fish farms intensified on social media. (Submitted photo)

Maximick: Women in salmon farming should be celebrated, not bullied

Growing numbers of women are making an impact on the North Island aquaculture scene

  • Mar 9, 2021
Aquaculture employee, Michelle Franze, poses with a comment that she received on social media. Facebook group Women in Canadian Salmon Farming started an online campaign #enoughisenough to highlight the harassment they were facing online after debates about Discovery Islands fish farms intensified on social media. (Submitted photo)
The garage door doesn’t look like this anymore, and neither do my sister (left) and me. (Family photo)

Simpson: Home is where you know your neighbours

My mom has lived at the same address for 43 years, I have not

The garage door doesn’t look like this anymore, and neither do my sister (left) and me. (Family photo)